A number of exhibitions, concerts and banquets have been held in Britain to mark her membership in the expanded European Common Market.
GV EXTERIOR.. Christie's and sign announcing exhibition (2 shots)
LV INTERIOR..People touring exhibition
SV & CU "Pes de Deux" bronze by Rodin (2 shots)
SV & CU Louis XV black lacquer bureau with German giltmetal clock (2 shots)
CU Rembrandt self-portrait
CU ZOOM OUT..view of padua by Canaletto
CU Man and woman looking at art works
CU ZOOM OUT.. Turner's Ovid banished from Rome
CU & SV People looking at exhibition
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Background: A number of exhibitions, concerts and banquets have been held in Britain to mark her membership in the expanded European Common Market. On Thursday (4 January), Christie's -- the London art auctioneers -- opened an exhibition of some of the choicest treasures currently on sale in the British capital. The aim of the exhibition is to back up London's claim as the centre of the world art market.
The display is called "The British Art Market 1973" and includes paintings, furnishings and sculpture from all member countries in the E.E.C.
SYNOPSIS: At Christie's, the well-known art auction house in London, an exhibition of art objects from countries in the European Common Market opened on Thursday to mark Britain's entry to the E.E.C.
A small bronze sculpture of two dancers by Rodin was one of the works on display to demonstrate London's claim to being the centre of the world art market.
A French black lacquer bureau from the mid-eighteenth century is surmounted by a German tabernacle clock made of gilt metal. All the works on display are for sale in London.
One of the most valuable paintings in the exhibition in this self-portrait by the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
The displays will be on view in London for only a week... This view of Padua by the Italian artist Canaletto was sold at auction in 1969 for a hundred-and-five thousand pounds... ALL members of the Common Market are represented by works of art at the display -- just one of the many exhibitions, concerts and banquets celebrating Britain's entry into the European Community.
This view of ancient Rome was painted by the English painter Turner in 1838. The picture could symbolise the ties Britain has had with Europe, which have now been extended and formalised with her entry into the E.E.C.